Actor Danny Trejo honored by LA City Council for community service work

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Saturday, February 1, 2020
Actor Danny Trejo honored by L.A. City Council
Actor Danny Trejo is honored by the Los Angeles City Council for his community outreach work.

HOLLYWOOD (KABC) -- Actor Danny Trejo was honored Friday by the Los Angeles City Council, a formal recognition for his continued commitment to community service.

While he may be one of the better-known actors working in film and television, Danny still works as a drug counselor for at-risk youth.

At the ceremony, the 75-year-old Echo Park native said he adores Los Angeles and that giving back is second nature to him.

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Trejo said a commitment to altruism may have kept him on the straight and narrow path toward sobriety while he was incarcerated.

"I love this city. I adore this city,'' he said. "In 1968, in Soledad (prison), I promised our lord, 'Let me die with dignity. I will say your name every day, and I will do whatever I can for my fellow man.'''

City News Service contributed to this report.

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